Medical Marijuana Patients Begin ‘Journey For Justice’

A caravan of medical marijuana patients, including several in wheelchairs, will begin a 160 mile, week-long journey at 9 am tomorrow, from a state prison in Starke to the capitol in Tallahassee.
The Journey for Justice caravan will travel 3-4 miles per hour and will pause to hold vigils at 13 correctional facilities along the way to the capitol.
“I am making this journey in the wheelchair I have to live in because marijuana has extended and improved my quality of life,” said Cathy Jordan, a patient who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s Disease. “The people of Florida are compassionate, and I want them to ask Governor Jeb Bush and the legislature why am I still considered a criminal for saving my own life?”
Journey organizer Kay Lee said, “Too many non-violent offenders are being incarcerated and abused because of our drug laws. I know the people of Florida care about human rights for everyone and that is the message we will take to Tallahassee.”
NORML has contributed money to help defray the expenses of the journey.
For more information, please contact Kevin Aplin, Journey for Justice public relations director, or Kay Lee, Journey organizer at (321) 255-9790 or (321) 258-6857.